First off, I apologize if I've missed this in another thread. The rules state:
Every time a Location gives you VPs, immediately adjust your score on the Victory Point track.
For this first point you may have a location that provides VP as part of an action. Eg pay X to gain Y and 2 VP. Or a feature location may give you VP each time you build another particular building. Eg gain a VP each time you build a yellow faction location.
Under the Game End section, the rules also state:
Victory Points are collected by players throughout the game. To calculate the final score, each player should add the Victory Point value of the Locations in his Empire to his current score.
Does this mean, for example, that I give myself 2 points for each faction building the moment I build it and 2 more at game end? That doesn't seem right to me. What am I missing?
At the end of the game you apply 2VP for each faction location and 1VP for each common location.